Today’s uncertainty is further compounded by the prospect of violence. At least 33 people have been killed in protests since the August vote, a majority of them in opposition strongholds in Nairobi and Kisumu. While Odinga has cautioned his supporters to stay home, it’s not clear that they will. Police in Kisumu fired teargas on a group of young protesters this morning.

In a televised speech after Odinga’s, president Kenyatta said the repeat vote was “Kenya’s greatest democratic test.” He said people should uphold peace whether they decide to vote or not.

On social media, Kenyans used the hashtag #LastDayOfDemocracy to lament the state of the nation and discuss whether they were voting or not. Alexander Ikawah, 30, compared the vote to waiting for a bus for five years only to be told it’s headed in the wrong direction.

“If truly there is only one bus called Kenya, then the direction it goes must be agreeable to all,” Ikawah said. “I will not vote because I am as worthy a passenger as any other, and I have waited too long in line for my voice to be ignored. Not to mention that I am paying for this bus with sweat, blood, and tax.”

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